Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gold Ceilings

I have a new obsession – gold ceilings.

Last week, I came across this image from Mary McDonald and fell in love. The gold wallpapered ceiling is special and adds a little shimmer without being distracting or too bold. Here it is paired with gray walls but I think it would be equally lovely in a light-filled room with soft white walls. A friend of mine is thinking about redecorating her living room and I am trying to convince her to do a gold papered ceiling in there. The room has a fireplace – imagine  how fantastic the ceiling will be with firelight dancing upon it!

Some other gold ceilings for your viewing pleasure:

It's interesting to note that all of these rooms have crown moulding. I think it's necessary when treating your ceiling in such a unique way. Notice how the color of the crown moulding, though, can affect the overall look of the gold. In Mary McDonald's room, the white crown moulding really brightens the space and makes the gold ceiling look airy. Whereas below, the black moulding makes it darker, cozy and a bit seductive.

And then there is the mid-toned moulding here. I can't tell from the photo if it is wood or gold matching the ceiling. Either way, this color brings out an earthy quality in the gold.

And finally, want just a little bling on the ceiling? This stenciled approach may be for you. I've seen it before on second floor hallway ceilings and above staircases. Very whimsical and pretty.


from top
Mary McDonald's dining room reprinted in Domino Best Rooms
Carlyle Penthouse via Houzz
gold ceiling with beams via Sadie + Stella
bedroom by Catherine Badger via New Design Times
gold ceiling via homedit
gold stenciled stars via Pinterest


  1. I love this and I think you may have convinced me! But you have to come over for further brainstorming sessions :-) Love the blog! xx

  2. Yay! This would be so fabulous in your living room. Brainstorming sessions sound like fun!


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